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Victory News – May 13, 2022

Pastor’s MESSAGE Hi Friends, I would like to give you some homework before Sunday’s worship service: Watch the movie Inside Out. If you have seen it already, consider watching it again. What I love about this movie is that it teaches that all our emotions have a purpose. From a Christian perspective, we would say that all our emotions are gifts from God. Our emotions help us respond to and process our experiences. If we are emotionally healthy, each emotion helps us…

Victory News – May 6, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, When I was about 12 years old, my father and I went out into the desert of El Paso to practice shooting our shotguns. When we found the perfect sand dune for our back stop, my dad pulled over to the side and stopped. And I jumped out of the front seat of the pickup to get the shotguns out of the back. But when I was midair, I saw a coiled-up rattlesnake right there on…

Victory News – April 29, 2022

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Hi Friends, You likely have a few key moments in your life when you have found yourself overflowing with joy: the day of your confirmation, your high school and college graduations, your wedding day, the birth of your child, when you get a promotion at work, your retirement. On these important days, you can’t think of any other feeling but joy. But we all know what happens eventually, right? The excitement of those joy-filled days wears off.…

Victory News – April 22, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, How was your Easter? For most of us, when we woke up early on Easter Sunday morning, our Easter was a lot different than that first Easter Sunday morning for the followers of Jesus. When the followers of Jesus woke up on Easter morning, thoughts of the Victory Café, ham, potatoes, rolls, brunch, Easter Egg hunts, chocolate bunnies, and family gatherings never crossed their minds. Their early morning Easter experience was ALL about grief. In their…

Victory News – April 15, 2022

MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT Hi Friends, Today is Good Friday. But the history behind Good Friday isn’t so good. The pain Jesus suffered at Calvary is unfathomable. He was beaten, nailed to a cross to hang by his hands and feet, and suffocated to death by the weight of his own body. He was betrayed by one of his disciples, condemned by Pontius Pilate, mocked by soldiers, insulted by strangers, and denied by his closest friends. And yet, none of that…

Victory News – April 8, 2022

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Happy Holy Week! This week, we are celebrating the most important events in the history of the world. This is the week that Jesus marched into Jerusalem, broke bread with his disciples, broke down the divide between heaven and earth, and broke free of mortality. This week is the climax of all human history. It is the undoing of all that has gone wrong. It is the defeat of death. You wouldn’t know all this just…

Victory News – June 25, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, We were doing some deep cleaning around the house not long ago and we ran into a few bins filled with pictures. One was a picture of eight year old me in my football uniform. When I saw that picture, my mind raced back to the brown dry grass football field of Album Park that we used to play on every Saturday morning in the fall. Parents would line the field, cheering us on. An announcer…

Victory News – June 11, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Last week was our first week with all our chairs back in the worship space, no masks requirements, and the beginnings of the Victory Cafe with coffee and cookies. A worship band member said that it felt like there was a lot of energy in the room. I agree. It was such a blessing to see so many of you, talk with you, and encourage one another. I praise God for all the ways that we…

Victory News – May 28, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, The famous psychologist Victor Frankl used to say, “A person who has a WHY to live for can endure any HOW.” What he meant is that we are purpose-driven creatures. We need to believe that what we do matters or we will eventually give up. Do you always find meaning and purpose in the work that you do? Or do you sometimes find yourself wondering, Does what I do really matter?  One way to find purpose…

Victory News – May 21, 2021

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, As a teenager was getting ready to leave for prom, his father and mother stopped and prayed with him. The father prayed that his Son would enjoy the evening, that the time spent with others would be a blessing to him and to them.  As the limo pulled up, his father said, “Son, don’t forget whose son you are.” In our baptisms, God poured out his grace on us and adopted us into his family. We…

Victory News – July 10, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Usually, crises bring people together. But not in 2020. Everything that we have experienced this year seems to have divided us, driven us further apart. The pandemic has caused us to be divided. Masks vs. No-masks. Open businesses and schools vs. close them. Black lives matter vs. blue lives matter. Republican vs. Democrat. All this division makes the devil laugh because he loves division. He loves to separate us and isolate us. He wants to make…

Victory News – July 3, 2020

PASTOR’S MESSAGE Hi Friends, Happy Independence Day Weekend! This Fourth of July is different than any I have experienced. But we are free: free to vote for whomever we choose, free to seek employment from any company, free to worship. Free. The national freedom you and I have isn’t because a number of people signed a declaration. The freedom that you and I have is because of the courage found on a battlefield. We have freedom because lives were lost.…